The YMCA is in your community to give everyone an opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. At the Y, no child, family, or adult is turned away. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure.

The Financial Assistance Program uses the funds raised from the YMCA Annual Campaign to ensure that no one who qualifies is turned away due to their inability to pay because we believe in helping all people lead healthier, happier lives. Whether someone’s hardship arises from a layoff, an illness, or other financial challenges, the YMCA strives to assist anyone in need of our programs and fellowship. While many of our programs serve children, the Financial Assistance Program also supports individuals and families of all ages.

What is YMCA Financial Assistance?

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA Financial Assistance Program can be applied to memberships for youth, adults, and families that fall within our income guidelines. Financial assistance can also be applied to youth programs such as childcare, youth sports, swim lessons, and more. Those individuals or families not able to pay the full membership or program fee may be awarded financial assistance as determined by the YMCA guidelines.

To apply for financial assistance, you can fill out an application online or print the application and submit it to either YMCA Branch. 

Or download the application here